Science & Society

60 Years Of End Of The World Sci-Fi: 1953

Alien Invasion and Evolutionary Succession The possibility of human extinction in End of the World sci-fi is sometimes paired with a consideration of our next evolutionary step- a concept that is less scientific than it sounds (evolution shouldn't be ...

Article - Michael White - Oct 13 2021 - 12:45pm

60 Years Of End Of The World Sci-Fi: 1954

Nature is never inexplicable ...

Article - Michael White - Oct 13 2021 - 12:46pm

60 Years Of End Of The World Sci-Fi: 1955

Post-apocalyptic Fundamentalism Leigh Brackett's The Long Tomorrow is one of many post-apocalyptic novels that envision society returned to a 19th century agrarian state. The rural settings of these novels are commonly used to explore life in a socie ...

Article - Michael White - Oct 13 2021 - 12:47pm

60 Years Of End Of The World Sci-Fi: 1956

Survivalism, British Style John Christopher’s 1956 No Blade of Grass is an extremely compelling page turner that portrays our moral traditions and social glue as being so fragile that they can be swept away in a day. Compassion, mercy, and even friendline ...

Article - Michael White - Oct 13 2021 - 12:48pm

Apocalypse 1957: On The Beach

There will be no survivors Exactly what nuclear world war would look like was a matter of diverse opinion in the nuclear apocalypse novels of the 1950‘s. Many post-apocalyptic novels of this decade portrayed World War III as an essentially known if more e ...

Article - Michael White - Oct 13 2021 - 12:48pm

More Than Chromosomes: The Genetic Cause Of Transgender Identity. A Sincerely Held Religion Like Belief

M ultiple studies have shown that to be transgender is not simply a matter of choice, or a sense of identity like religion. An aspect of a person which our laws rightly protect. Indeed, a sincerely held belief religious or not should be as protected as wo ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Oct 19 2021 - 11:25am

Cheap Space Flight Can Lead To Clean Space Based Solar Power. So Why Do Environmentalist Oppose Space Science?

G enerating energy from solar power satellites in space is the long-term final solution to the energy needs of humanity. Cheap easy access to space is crucial for this. In fact, we live at an important time where if we do not use the energy, we have wisel ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Oct 26 2021 - 9:54am

Science Journalists Are Optimistic About Their Field

Recent survey results by SciDev.Net/CABI reveal that the majority of science journalists (633 respondents from 77 countries) believe that the field is not consolidating the way some other mainstream/legacy journalism specialties are. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 29 2021 - 1:33pm

Gun Deaths Rose 30% During The Pandemic

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 28 states experienced higher gun deaths, including suicides. New York, Minnesota, and Michigan saw numbers go up more than 100 percent, according to a recent paper. Only Alaska, which often leads the US, had ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 2 2021 - 10:45am

Without The COVID-19 Pandemic, Would Trump Have Won Reelection?

Corporate journalists and other pundits have argued that the 2020 election was a referendum on how the administration handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Is that true? ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2021 - 5:11pm